Steel Monkey Song Lyrics

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As the moon slips up, and the sun sets down,
I'm a highrise jockey, and I'm heaven-bound.
Do the workboot shuffle, loose brains from brawn.
I'm a monkey puzzle and the lid is on.

Can you guess my name?
Can you guess my trade?
I'm going to catch you anyway.
You might be right.
I'll give you guesses three.
Feel me climbing up your knee.
Guess what I am.
I'm a steel monkey.

Now some men hustle and some just think.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Steel Monkey
  • 2 Farm on the Freeway
  • 3 Jump Start
  • 4 Said She Was a Dancer
  • 5 Dogs in the Midwinter
  • 6 Budapest
  • 7 Mountain Men
  • 8 The Waking Edge
  • 9 Raising Steam


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 1 in album Crest of a Knave
    release date: 1987-9-11
    popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 3:39
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin